The Carlisle Junior Bison football team ended its 2013 season with a five-game winning streak by beating Des Arc 40-6 in the season finale last week.
The winning streak included an eight-grade win over Brinkley. The Junior Tigers did not field a true junior high team this season.
Against Des Arc, Carlisle took an 8-0 lead with 3:41 left in the first quarter on a 25-yard run by Devon Kendrick. Ty Golleher scored the two-point conversion.
Des Arc got on the board with 19 seconds left in the first half, cutting Carlisle’s lead to 8-6.
The Junior Bison pushed their lead to 16-6 at halftime when Golleher scored on a 70-yard run on the final play of the second quarter. He also scored the two-point conversion.
The Junior Bison then scored three touchdowns in the second half. Tyler Sanders scored on a 5-yard run with 3:53 left in the third quarter. Golleher added the two-point conversion.
Sanders then scored on a 3-yard run with 17 seconds left in the third quarter. Koltan Davidson scored the two-point conversion.
Sanders’ final points came on a 60-yard run with 4:40 left in the game. Davidson added the two-point conversion.
Golleher led Carlisle with 90 yards rushing on five carries. Sanders had 87 yards on six carries.
Carlisle coach Brandon Barbaree said his team improved all season.
"We came out a little flat against Des Arc but you know that we got better up front; we became better tacklers, we became better blockers and they’ve matured quite a bit in the last two years," he said. "It’s just fun to see them grow up and learn how to win. That was always a positive."
Barbaree said it was great for his team to get a winning season.
"Our kids are buying into that," he said. "You’re not always going to start the best. We want to be better as we go along in our program. That is something we can see."